:''The Big Wu was derived from the nickname for the volcano in Joe Versus the Volcano
which is actually spelled The Big Woo.''
'''The Big Wu''' is a rock jam band
. The group is composed of Al Oikari
, Andy Miller (bassist)|Andy Miller
, Chris Castino
, Mark Joseph Grundhoefer
and Terry VanDeWalker
. The band made a mark on the jam band
scene with a reputation for hook-oriented songwriting and as one of the earliest jam bands from the Midwest to achieve some national success. Relentless touring in the late 1990s and early 2000s built a loyal fan base that call themselves "family," many of whom get together for the band's recurring music festival, the The Big Wu Family Reunion|Big Wu Family Reunion
. From 1998-2006, the band annually held the The Big Wu Family Reunion|Family Reunion
on Memorial Weekend, and they frequently hold a Wu Years Eve event on December 31. The band has not toured...